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Tima Bansal

Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Fellow of the Academy of Management
Founder & Lab Leader, Innovation North
Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability

P. (Tima) Bansal

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  • Strategic Analysis and Action
  • Sustainable Development
  • International Business

Research Publications

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Tima Bansal is a Professor of Sustainability and Strategy at the Ivey Business School. She holds honorary doctorates from the University of Hamburg, Université de Montréal, and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is also affiliated with the University of Cambridge and Monash University.

Tima leads Innovation North, which is reimagining business innovation to create better businesses and a more resilient, prosperous and sustainable society. Tima also founded the Network for Business Sustainability and Ivey’s Centre for Building Sustainable Value. Tima is currently the Chair of the Board of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Education and is the Chair of the Impact Committee for venture capitalist, Shift4Good.

Tima has received significant accolades for her scholarship. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Academy of Management; she holds the Hellmuth Prize from Western University, the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Organizations and Natural Environment; and, was the first Canadian to be named a Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership by the Aspen Institute, a global forum for business and society headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Tima’s research investigates the interplay between business strategy and sustainability. She has published in several top research journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has co-edited two books about business and the natural environment and contributes to her own column in Her research has also been cited in the popular press, including The Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The Independent.

She has previously served as a Deputy Editor (2016-2019) and Associate Editor (2010-2013) for the Academy of Management Journal and has served on ten other editorial boards for a range of journals. Since 1999, she has raised over $11M in government grants and $2M in corporate funding for sustainability-related research.

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  • HBA, MBA, Exec, PhD: Strategy
  • HBA, MBA, MES, PhD: Sustainability
  • HBA, MBA, EMBA: International Management


  • DPhil, University of Oxford
  • MPhil, University of Oxford
  • MA, Western University
  • BA (Hons), University of Calgary

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Lee, J.; Bansal, P., 2024, "Sweeping it under the rug: Positioning and managing pollution‐intensive activities in organizational hierarchies", Strategic Management Journal, June 45(6): 1151 - 1179.
  • Wegener, F. E.; Lee, J. Y.; Mascena Barbosa, A.; Sharma, G.; Bansal, P., (Forthcoming), "From impact to impacting: A pragmatist perspective on tackling grand challenges", Strategic Organization
  • Grewatsch, S.; Kennedy, S.; Bansal, P., 2023, "Tackling wicked problems in strategic management with systems thinking", Strategic Organization, August 21(3): 721 - 732.
  • Lee, J. Y.; Bansal, P.; Mascena Barbosa, A., 2023, "Seeing Beyond the Here and Now: How Corporate Purpose Combats Corporate Myopia", Strategy Science, June 8(2): 302 - 310.
  • Kunisch, S.; zu Knyphausen-Aufsess, D.; Bapuji, H.; Aguinis, H.; Bansal, P.; Tsui, A. S.; Pinto, J., 2023, "Using Review Articles to Address Societal Grand Challenges", International Journal of Management Reviews, April 25(2): 240 - 250.
  • Yu, H.; Bansal, P.; Arjalies, D-L., 2023, "International Business is Contributing to the Environmental Crisis", Journal of International Business Studies, January 54(6): 1151 - 1169.
  • Sharma, G.; Greco, A.; Grewatsch, S.; Bansal, P., 2022, "Cocreating Forward: How Researchers and Managers Can Address Problems Together", Academy of Management Learning & Education, September 21(3): 350 - 368.
  • Shin, S.; Lee, J.; Bansal, P., 2022, "From a Shareholder to Stakeholder Orientation: Evidence from the Analyses of Chief Executive Dismissal in Large U.S. Firms", Strategic Management Journal
  • Bansal, P., 2022, "Three Different Approaches to Impact: Translating, Cocreating, and Performing", Business & Society, April 61(4): 827 - 832.
  • Bansal, P., 2022, "Temporal Work: The Strategic Organization of Time", Strategic Organization, February 20(1)
  • Bansal, P.; Grewatsch, S.; Sharma, G., 2021, "How COVID-19 Informs Business Sustainability Research: It’s Time for a Systems Perspective", Journal of Management Studies, March 58(2): 602 - 606.
  • Corley, K.; Bansal, P.; Yu, H., 2021, "An editorial perspective on judging the quality of inductive research when the methodological straightjacket is loosened", Strategic Organization, February 19(1)
  • Sharma, G.; Bansal, P., 2020, "Partnering Up: Including Managers as Research Partners in Systematic Reviews", Organizational Research Methods
  • Bansal, P.; Grewatsch, S., 2020, "The Unsustainable Truth about New Product Innovation Processes", Innovation-Organization & Management, July 22(3): 217 - 227.
  • Bansal, P.; Gualandris, J.; Kim, N., 2020, "Theorizing Supply Chains with Qualitative Big Data and Topic Modeling", Journal of Supply Chain Management, April 56(2): 7 - 18.

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